Thursday, March 23, 2017

CURRENTLY CREASING №7

C U R R E N T L Y   C R E A S I N G
A collection of weekly reads to guide you through your days . . .

I updated my SHOP section for your perusal. It has sections for the dressing room, powder room, and kitchen, including specific recommendations for supplements & superfoods.

1 | A powerful book to get for any little girl, young woman, or just to remind yourself 
2 | A painfully hilarious and relatable article on group texts 
3 | The shampoo & conditioner set I am obsessed with currently that smells simultaneously of uplifting citrus and earthy laurel leaf 
4 | These chambray bow-tied mules or a more plain option
5 | Why you need digital detoxification and an easy-to-follow guide
6 | The talented Kris Chau introduced me to this incredible horoscope site that nears Susan Miller
7 | This dainty little lingerie number . . .
8 | Waiting for the French-duo The Dove & The Wolf's new album
9 | Unpublished images of Rock 'n Roll stars, including my favourite Patti Smith (I recommend reading her memoir Just Kids)
10 | How to get a guy hooked on clean skincare . . . my husband has been enjoying this and this

11 | I don't often buy cookbooks but I can't wait to receive this one
12 | My best friend and I are miles apart but are bonding over this, I am quoting her, "most hilarious book [she has] ever read." 


the T H O U G H T  O F  T H E  W E E K

"We don't see things as they are, 
we see them as we are"

—Anaïs nin

Thursday, March 16, 2017

THE GUIDE: GROUNDING



T H E   G U I D E  :  G R O U N D I N G
Guest editor Kristin Dahl of Dahl House Nutrition's wisdom on how to ground and reignite your energy when you feel burnt out  . . .


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BEAUTY BITES: COCONUT ROSE LEMONADE


B E A U T Y   B I T E S  |  C O C O N U T   R O S E   L E M O N A D E 
This recipe comes in partnership with Be Clean Shop, a studio with a curation of small-batch natural skincare & beyond—think sustainable jewellery!—located in Washington, D.C.. The owner Becky carefully selects each line vigilantly to nourish your skin without harsh chemicals, synthetics, preservatives, or animal products so you don't have to break out—literally—over a Google rabbithole search for natural skincare. To help you even more intricately, she has a newsletter coming up next week that is a guide for  tropics getaway-themed skincare.


Below are my picks from her shop infused with coconut & rose for a little tropical getaway at home, dedicated especially those in the NorthEast braving a blizzard. Especially with the drastic fluctuation of temperatures, we not only need to take extra care of our vacation-yearning minds but also our skin to prepare for warmer weather. Give yourself a wholistic treatment . . .



soul sunday rose dry shampoo          herbivore botanicals coconut milk bath               smoke rose body oil           

   


I have developed this recipe inspired by the tropical theme of Be Clean's newsletter that will hydrate the skin with electrolyte-rich coconut water; restore elasticity & glow with rose; and provide pH balance with lemon to stave off breakouts.

I N G R E D I E N T S 
Paleo / Vegan / Gluten-free / Dairy-free / Refined-sugar free 
1 cup Raw Coconut Water, I prefer Harmless Harvest
1 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon dried rose petals
2 tablespoons water
Stevia to taste, I prefer bitter-free Omica Organics

D I R E C T I O N S
  1. Gently heat some water to just before a boil to pour two tablespoons over the rose petals in a large glass.
  2. Allow the rose petals to soak in the water until the water cools down to the touch.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over it and let it sit for another five minutes to soak.
  4. Pour cold coconut water over the petals. You can strain them at this point as well.
  5. Sweeten to taste!